Counselling and Mental Health Care of Transgender Adults and Loved Ones

As part of the Trans Care Project, a joint initiative of the Transgender Health Program and Transcend Transgender Support & Education Society (with funding by the Canadian Rainbow Health Coalition), local and international experts in transgender care worked with local members of the transgender community to create 7 sets of guidelines for health and social service providers in BC, and 17 health information booklets for transgender people and loved ones.

This document addresses trans-specific elements of mental health practice, including assessment, care planning, and treatment. It is intended to assist clinicians providing mental health services in the community setting (counsellors, family physicians, nurses, psychologists, psychiatrists, psychiatric nurses, social workers) who are already familiar with basic terms and concepts in transgender care and are seeking more advanced clinical guidance in work with transgender adults.